GoldenEye was a James Bond movie starring Pierce Brosnan as Bond himself, released in 1995. It was the seventeenth Bond film and, unlike every other Bond film to date, it took no elements from any Ian Fleming story and was completely apart from his works. Most people of the younger, late 80s generation will probably relate to this film as their first James Bond movie. It was followed up with its own videogame released exclusively for the Nintendo 64 in 1997.
The Nintendo 64 game was developed by Rareware Studios and published by Nintendo, of course. It was released to overwhelming critical and commercial acclaim, selling an amazing eight million copies worldwide. It was praised for its addicting multiplayer deathmatch mode and for being the first of its genre to incorporate stealth into its first-player campaign. Considered to be one of the most influential videogames of all time, GoldenEye 007 set the bar for every first-person shooter to follow. It naturally can't hold a candle to any modern first-person shooter, but every game of the genre has at least some roots in GoldenEye and its innovation.
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